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Old February 20, 2010, 09:33 PM   #1776
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a) .38 Special
b) 4"
c) Square
d) 6 shot revolver
e) fixed sights
f) 64-3
g) 1D92xxx
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Old February 20, 2010, 11:25 PM   #1777
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new to me 15-3 beautiful and slick,

If y'all could help with dating her I'd be much obliged.

She's a 15-3 s# k981***

Blued 4" pinned

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in Advance

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Old February 20, 2010, 11:54 PM   #1778
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Model 60 date of manufacture

Model 60 (no dash) S & W 2" .38 spl. round butt serial # R212980. Date of manufacture please, thanks.
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Old February 20, 2010, 11:57 PM   #1779
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a).38 special
b) 4"
c)square butt
d)6
e)fixed
f)serial # from bottom of grip is 2D32990
g)10-5 nickel plated
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Old February 22, 2010, 10:07 PM   #1780
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Here is mine a .38 special revolver

A) .38
B) 4 INCH
C) square
D) 6
E) HALF MOON
F) 446518
G) 83077

sorry no pics right now i would like to know anything you can tell me about it though plz thank you
p.s. it is a s&w

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Old February 23, 2010, 11:52 PM   #1781
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should be about '81 or '82

a) .357
b) 3"
c) round
d) 6
e) fixed
f) 7d71116
g) 65-2
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Old February 24, 2010, 05:39 PM   #1782
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Blue S & W 38 special ctg

This is my brothers gun so I think this is the correct information.

a) 38 Special
b) 4
c) square
d) 6
e) adj rear, ramp front
f) 6k16xx
g) 15-3

Any info would be appreciated.
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Old February 24, 2010, 05:44 PM   #1783
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.38 Special K-38 Combat Masterpiece.
Made in 1974.

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Old February 24, 2010, 05:55 PM   #1784
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Thanks, do you sleep with the keyboard?
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Old February 25, 2010, 02:37 AM   #1785
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Have a 29-3 here that I got to fondle for a little. Can you tell me how old she is ? This combination of options does not appear typical to me for some reason. ser # ALB383x, RR front sight, white outline rear, round butt, finger groove grips. Non pinned barrel, non rebated cylinder, smooth trigger, wide target hammer, 3 screw sideplate, heavy lug 3 " barrel, blued finish.
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Old February 25, 2010, 05:30 PM   #1786
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Just bought a
a-38
b-2
c-round
d-5
e-fixed
f-j383xx
g-38
thanks
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Old February 25, 2010, 08:19 PM   #1787
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just bought it
a. 38spl
b. 4 inch
c. square
d. six
e. fixed
f. 7d553xx
g. 64-3
thanks in advance
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Old February 26, 2010, 05:21 AM   #1788
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jared3586:
Your model 64-3 Military & Police Stainless was made in 1981. The -3 refers to a heavy barrel variant.

camsdaddy:
Your model 38 Bodyguard Airweight was made in 1969 or 1970.

Riss:
ALB383x dates your 29-3 to around November 1985. I think you have a Lew Horton Special. Lew Horton was a distributor who ordered special runs of guns from S&W. The M29-3 Combat Magnum came with contoured wood grips, 3 inch barrel, red ramp front sight, adjustable white outline rear sight, smooth combat trigger and semi target hammer. 5000 were manufactured in 1984-1985. Product code was 101224. In 2006 the Standard Catalog of S&W gave a value of $700 for as new in box.

wade93274:
1974, as per rcmodel.

cpallenjr:
Your 64-3 Military & Police Stainless was made in 1981. the -3 refers to a heavy barrel variant.

anjpalomino:
You have a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 4th Change manufactured between 1920 & 1927. It lacks the modern hammer block safety, so it would be prudent if kept loaded that the hammer rest on an empty chamber. Your gun was manufacturered after the introduction of heat treating for cylinders, so it should be safe with any modern standard velocity ammunition. S&W do not recommend use of Plus P ammunition in guns made before 1957.

slicksleeve:
The Model 10-5 .38 Military & Police began production in 1962 & refers to a tapered barrel gun. Your gun was manufactured in 1977. Nickel finish was a factory option. If the hammer and trigger are color case hardened then it was probably a factory nickel finish. If the hammer and trigger are nickeled then it is an aftermarket finish.

si24:
Your model 60 was manufactured in 1977-1978. Serial range for those years was R190000 to R220000 to 1978 seems likely.

poco loco:
Your Model 15-3 Combat Masterpiece was manufactured in 1970.

Erik M:
Your Model 64-3 .38 Military & Police Stainless was manufactured in 1979-1980. Serial range for those years was 1D45001 to 1D99999 so late 1980 seems likely. The -3 refers to a heavy barrel variant.

p7rene:
Your Model 17-3 K22 Target Masterpiece was manufactured in 1972.

rix:
Your Model 15-2 Combat Masterpiece was maufactured in 1967. It was probably one of the last 15-2s as the 15-3 was introduced in that year.

Sven79:
Your Model 64-3 Military & Police Stainless was manufactured between July 1985 & November 1985. The -3 refers to a heavy barrel variant.

A4hawk:
Your Model 36 Chiefs Special was manufactured between 1962 & 1969. Serial range was 295000 to 786544. If it has a flat cylinder release then it was made in 1966 or earlier. If it has a concave cylinder release it was made in 1966 or later.

golfusa:
Your Model 19-3 Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1974.

heeler:
Your Model 37 Chiefs Special Airweight was manufactured in 1971 or 1972.

vthokie83:
The Model 65-5 .357 Magnum Military & Police Heavy Barrel Stainless was introduced in 1988, your serial number will be BSLxxxx, dating your gun to between August 1994 & January 1996. The -5 indicates a three inch barrel and round butt configuration.

Londo:
jad0110 is correct, you have a .32-20 Hand Ejector Model of 1905 4th Change manufactured between 1915 & 1940. Heat treating of cylinders began at serial number 81287 in 1919, so 1919 to 1940 is as close as we can give you. It should be safe to fire with any current lead bullet ammunition. Avoid old high speed or rifle only jacketed ammo, as these have been reported as causing bulged barrels at times. Your gun lacks the modern hammer block safety so it would be prudent to keep the hammer down on an empty chamber.

obed_ned:
Your Model 042 Centennial Airweight was produced in 1992, this was not a cataloged model, produced only in 1992, the model 442 replaced it.

Your gun number 4 is a .32 Hand Ejector Model of 1903 5th Change manufactured between 1910 & 1917. It lacks any hammer block safety and it would be prudent to keep the hammer down on an empty chamber.
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Old February 26, 2010, 07:23 AM   #1789
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a. .357
b. 4 inch
c. square
d. six
e. adjustable, target hammer
f. 4k566XX
g. 66 no dash first issue

a. 38spl
b. 4 inch
c. square
d. six
e. fixed
f. 5d939xx
g. 10-8


Thank you, again!
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Old February 26, 2010, 11:16 AM   #1790
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Thank you very much Radagast.
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Old February 26, 2010, 05:05 PM   #1791
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evan price:
Your model 66 Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1974.
Your model 10 .38 Military & Police heavy barrel was manufactured in 1979.
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Old February 26, 2010, 07:21 PM   #1792
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Thanks Radagast, much appreciated!
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Old February 26, 2010, 08:01 PM   #1793
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357
4 inch barrel
square butt
6 shot
adjustable sight
Serial number ayl42xx
model 19-5



thanks for any info
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Old February 26, 2010, 08:29 PM   #1794
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Radagast, thanks for the great info once again. If you could, I could use a little more info on values for the 29-3. I have to attempt to finish prying it away from the current owner. It needs a place right next to my Lew Horton 1911.
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Old February 27, 2010, 02:18 AM   #1795
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Cosmose:
Your Model 19-5 Combat Magnum was manufactured between July & December 1987. The -5 denotes a variant without the counterbored cylinder and pinned barrel (often referred to as pinned and recessed) of the earlier variants.

Riss:
The Standard Catalog of S&W doesn't give any other values for the Lew Horton gun. Base model 29-3s had the following values:
ANIB $575, Excellent $500, Very good $450, Good $375, Fair $325, Poor $250.
Check on Gunbroker, Auction Arms and Guns America to see if you can find more up to date prices.
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Old February 27, 2010, 02:26 AM   #1796
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Old February 27, 2010, 10:27 AM   #1797
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Radagast, thank you for the response, I thought nobody who knew was reading the thread anymore! This beauty has the color case hardened hammer and trigger so I believe it is the factory nickel finish. It's a good totin' piece. 1977 huh, thanks again that is what I was wondering about.

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Old February 27, 2010, 03:10 PM   #1798
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Old February 27, 2010, 06:14 PM   #1799
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Old February 28, 2010, 03:44 PM   #1800
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Inherited gun

OK, bear with me - newbie alert! (But I don't plan on being a newbie for long)!

a) caliber
b) bbl length (from cylinder to muzzle)
c) grips shape (round or square)
d) number of shots/cylinder bores
e) type of sights.
f) serial number, and if there is a letter in front of or anywhere near the s/n on the bottom of the grip
g) Model number

38 S & W Special C T G
6 inch
Square
6
fixed
S 927005
Model number ? (can't find one)

I've attached pictures, appreciate any help you can give me and while waiting, I see I have a lot of reading to do.

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